J.R. Martinez, U.S. Army Veteran & Bestselling Author, is a seasoned motivational speaker who will leave your audience feeling focused and motivated to achieve their personal and professional goals.  

During his 2003 Iraq tour, J.R. Martinez was involved in a brutal roadside bomb accident that left him with severe burns to 34 percent of his body. Now, Martinez uses his story to motivate and inspire others to see "the true value of making the most of every situation." 

If you are interested in booking J.R. Martinez to help your audience realize their own ability to Adapt & Overcome℠, feel free to contact AAE for fees and availability. 

During this CBS news story, J.R. Martinez discusses his perseverance after suffering severe burn wounds during his Army tour in Baghdad.

 On top of being a veteran and advocate for veterans' issues, Martinez is an accomplished actor, the Season 13 winner of reality dancing competition, Dancing With the Stars, and the author of a bestselling memoir, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit.

Martinez serves as a spokesperson for Operation Finally Home, as well as for the Phoenix Society for Burn SurvivorsGlasswing InternationalFree the Children, the Viscardi Center, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

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